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- Along with Jordan and Worthy, Green is one of three Tar Heels to win an NBA and NCAA championship.
North Carolina alum Danny Green is the only Spur to have won both an NCAA Championship and an NBA title. His Tar Heels enter the tournament as the East Region’s No. 1 seed and a favorite to cut down the nets. Standing in North Carolina’s path in the East should be David West’s alma mater Xavier. The No. 2 seed in the region, the Musketeers could provide a stiff challenge for the Tar Heels should the two teams square off.
Back in ‘97, Spurs newcomer Andre Miller led Utah’s Runnin’ Utes to the Final Four, who fell short in the championship game versus Kentucky. As the Midwest Region’s No. 3 seed and with Chris Reyes, aka the Mexican Dennis Rodman, coming off the bench, another run to the Final Four against Danny’s Tar Heels would be entertaining.
With a total of five teams in the tournament, including LaMarcus Aldridge’s Texas Longhorns, the Lone Star State is well-represented in the big dance. Holding the No. 6 seed in the West Region, the Longhorns would likely have to go through rivals Texas A&M and Oklahoma just to reach the Elite 8. Our Spurs-centric bracket has Shaka Smart sparking Aldridge’s Longhorns to the Final Four, and Green’s Tar Heels ultimately capturing their sixth NCAA tournament crown.